Meillant

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Meillant
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Meillant
Coat of arms
Location of Meillant
Meillant is located in France
Meillant
Meillant
Meillant is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Meillant
Meillant
Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 2°30′20″E / 46.7817°N 2.5056°E / 46.7817; 2.5056Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 2°30′20″E / 46.7817°N 2.5056°E / 46.7817; 2.5056
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonSaint-Amand-Montrond
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Cœur de France
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Guillon
Area
1
40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
704
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18142 /18200
Elevation152–288 m (499–945 ft)
(avg. 184 m or 604 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Meillant is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets, situated some 22 miles (35 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D10, D92 and the D37 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962745—    
1968772+3.6%
1975658−14.8%
1982684+4.0%
1990749+9.5%
1999792+5.7%
2008781−1.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Aubin, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The thirteenth-century château de Meillant, once the home of the house of Amboise.
  • Several houses dating from the sixteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century washhouse at the hamlet of Saint-Rhamble.
  • Traces of a 17th-century priory.
  • The sixteenth-century chapel at the chateau.
  • Some parts of the convent of Saint Catherine.
  • A museum at the chateau.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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